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Well, as far as riots can be assumed to be forms of contentious collective
action (I'm talking in general not in the current context of France), then
there is a fast literature on social movements and social networks. For
Diani, M., & McAdam, D. (eds.) (2003). Social Movements and Networks.
Relational Approaches to Collective Action. Oxford, UK: Oxford University
Diani, M. (2004). Networks and participation. In D.A. Snow, S.A. Soule &
H. Kriesi (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements, pp.
339-359. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
On Wed, 9 Nov 2005, Volker Taeube wrote:
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> Hello everybody,
> just having read the latest news on the riots in France I asked myself if
> anybody has already looked into the dynamics of the spread of such events
> from a network perspective?
> I think it would be interesting to see if it is usually the case that such
> "movments" start in the denser populated centers and spread to the periphery
> or if it also happens the other way around.
> Any ideas?
> Best regards,
> Volker G. Täube
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